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|Title: ||Fabrication and Characterization of Dye Sensitized Polymer Films for Holographic Applications|
|Authors: ||Beena,Mary John|
Sudha Kartha, C
|Keywords: ||Poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA)|
Poly (vinyl chloride)(PVC)
Methylene blue (MB)
|Issue Date: ||Jan-2008|
|Publisher: ||Department of Physics|
|Abstract: ||Holographic technology is at the dawn of quick evolution in various new
areas including holographic data storage, holographic optical elements, artificial
intelligence, optical interconnects, optical correlators, commerce, medical practice,
holographic weapon sight, night vision goggles and games etc. One of the major
obstacles for the success of holographic technology to a large extent is the lack of
suitable recording medium.
Compared with other holographic materials such as dichromated gelatin
and silver halide emulsions, photopolymers have the great advantage of recording
and reading holograms in real time and the spectral sensitivity could be easily
shifted to the type of recording laser used by simply changing the sensitizing dye.
Also these materials possess characteristics such as good light sensitivity, real
time image development, large dynamic range, good optical properties, format
flexibility, and low cost. This thesis describes the attempts made to fabricate
highly economic photopolymer films for various holographic applications.
In the present work, Poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and poly (vinyl chloride)
(PVC) are selected as the host polymer matrices and methylene blue (MB) is used
as the photosensitizing dye. The films were fabricated using gravity settling
method. No chemical treatment or pre/post exposures were applied to the films.
As the outcome of the work, photopolymer films with more than 70% efficiency, a
permanent recording material which required no fixing process, a reusable
recording material etc. were fabricated.|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Sciences|
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